Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Valley View


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Looking northwest into the upper Hudson Valley. The far right buildings are in the city of Glens Falls and to the left is Fort Edward. North and unseen in this shot is Lake George.

Friday, March 27, 2009

EPA


www.hudsondredging.com/community/

Our town is about to undergo a major change. It is the hub of an EPA dredging project that is to begin operations this year after many years of planning and negotiations. General Electric is responsible for dumping PCB waste into the Hudson River many years ago. The water is clean but there is apparently sediment .

Most local people and people who live down stream are not happy about it

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Solid Gold


Very early this past Saturday I was standing and scanning this area when these two geese came in for a landing from behind me. It was a spectacle to watch them land as they both did belly slides across the frozen pond. They recovered quicker than I could get a shot off, but just stood there after as we watched each other.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Dawn on the Hudson


West bank of Hudson River near Fort Edward, NY

It was still relatively dark, yet technology allowed me to shoot this hand held. Canon and Nikon offer Image Stabilized lenses. My Canon came with an IS lens and it's fast become an industry standard with many cameras having it built right into the body.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring has Sprung


YAY!!

I rarely shoot during the afternoon because of the harsh light and shadows, but I saw this on my way home from work yesterday and felt it fitting for Spring's arrival. It was 3:45 which is a far better time for exposure than noonish.

Happy Friday

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Eastern Light


Today promises to be a bright sunny day with temps reaching the mid 50's... woooohooo!!

Have a nice Sunday

Shades of Pale

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Wee Hour


Before dawn

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Anticipation

I pulled this from a July 08 folder.

We are entering mud season here. The transformation from what was a beautiful photographic winter into what beauty Spring always promises. The time lapse will provide little photo ops... but I'm sure I'll find something... mud puddles perhaps!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Blue Hour


A section of our local integrated bike trail system.
This happens to be along the Hudson River on a densely foggy morning last week.

I want to thank everyone for your kind comments and regular visits. Some of your comments flatter me because I remain humble in my quest to capture moments of time and to be quite honest, I'm not always certain the image is all that good. I have discovered that what my eyes see is soul driven. When I spot something my adrenaline spikes and some intuitive sense draws me in. One of the greatest nature photographers ever says it best...


"In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular . . . sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice."

Ansel Adams


Thank you all again and may you have a wonderful Wednesday.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My Girl


"Chase"

She is an English Golden Retriever with a very impressive bloodline which is almost entirely in western Europe. Her father was brought over to NY State from Brussels when he was a pup. Her mother was born stateside, but the grandparents are directly from England and Belgium. Chase's paternal grandfather is a 7 time international champion, but with all this noble blood she is only my beloved pet and companion. She was a Father's Day gift 2 years ago.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Walking on Water


Have a nice Wednesday

Under Construction


This is the home I'm currently working on, subcontracting misc. interior finishing.
It's nearly 7,000 sq. ft. complete with an elevator.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Touch of Spring


I thought that after much of the eastern seaboard of the U.S. was hit by a March snowstorm I would share this warm shot from last year.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Watercolor


This past Friday morning the winter fog hung like a blanket in low areas along the Hudson River. This shot is pretty much how the camera saw it. I did a slight crop. The horizontal line seen is a power wire.

Have a great Sunday